1. carlareed Member

    Houston, TX
    English, US
    How do you pronounce "maquillaje"? I have problems with the double L and the qui.

    Thank you!

  2. Muchachón Senior Member

    Portland, Oregon
    USA - English

    mah-key-YA-hey (emphasis on the next to last syllable)

    I'm sure there's a more professional way to phonetically separate the syllables, but there you go.

  3. Paquito123 Member

    Spain, Spanish
    qu = k
    ll = (more or less) y
  4. Ravin Dhalani Gonzalez New Member

    Shenzhen (China)
    Spain Spanish (Madrid)
    Un poco de ayuda...

    La doble L, se pronuncia como la 'y' en la palabra yate, o en las palabras inglesas young or yatch.

    Qui, se pronuncia como ki en kilo (la u no se pronuncia).

    Espero que te sirva de ayuda aunque no soy un experto en fonética... hehehe.
  5. Tio Pepe Member

    Puerto Vallarta, México
    Mexico, Español
    Actually, the double l sounds like the j in jar
  6. losplaff Senior Member

    Asturias, Spain
    Spain, Spanish
    Although I think now RAE admits the same sound for 'll' and 'y' not much time ago they had different sound.
    For example, to say castillo try to say castilio and, when you say 'li', instead of putting the point of the tongue close to the teeth, stick it to palate

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